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League of Women Voters: absentee voting without the guilt

©Lisa Johnson

The Duluth League of Women Voters wants you to know you don't have to come up with an excuse any more if you want to vote an absentee ballot.

The change to "no excuses" absentee voting is just one Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon talked about earlier this month at the League's annual meeting.

More information can be found on theLeague's page and on the Secretary of State's website.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.